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Free screening of “To Leslie,” film about woman battling alcoholism, coming to Melba; producer scheduled to appear


A producer of an Academy Award-nominated film focusing on a single mother fighting alcoholism is scheduled to attend a free screening of the movie this week at the Melba Theater in Batesville.

“To Leslie,” a 2022 film starring Andrea Risebourugh, Marc Maron, and Allison Janney, will be shown Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Melba, which is located at 115 W. Main St. in Batesville.

Risebourugh received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance of an alcoholic Texas mother struggling for redemption after squandering all her prize money from a lottery win. The film was inspired by true events. (Click here for more information about the movie from IMDB.)

Kelsey Law, one of the producers of “To Leslie,” is scheduled to appear at the film’s screening, which is free and presented by the Independence County Sobriety Court. Donations will be accepted with proceeds benefitting Independence County Specialty Court Programs.

The “To Leslie” screening is sponsored by Peco, White River Health, The City of Batesville, and Cave City Pharmacy.

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